PEARLS HAVE RETURNED FOR FALL AND THEIR OLD SCHOOL REPORT IS GOING AGAINST THE TIDE FOR A CONTEMPORARY OPULENCE THAT WON’T FADE OUT.
Dolce & Gabbana has leveraged something ethereal this season with a pearly halo headband. If mamma was the starting point for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s opulent homage, then we’re assured that the pearl will descend many layers into this family lifeline. Chanel cannot be said without at least one pearl tucked among the collection’s fine jewels and double diamond encrusted monogram. Pearls strung around the neck are the most classic array, but there is no holding back an extra layer of luxury like the Louis Vuitton multi-tiered pearl necklace. Decadence holds true no matter what the twist, so Louis Vuitton has elaborated a slightly industrial taste to the pearl’s fine screws and gold hinges.
Dior’s Tribale earrings have been no stranger to double pearl vision, now adding a variation and third drop to the decadent combination. Aurelie Bidermann keeps simple sophistication in her Cheyne Walk sleeper earrings, which garner an evocative affluence with the purity of freshwater pearls. The designer’s pearl bracelet has extended the piece for an off-the-cuff fineness that merits a golden inner coat. In keeping the pearl’s timeless essence intact, the celebrated Dutch fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have create a jewelry collection with delicate graphic shapes and fine lines cast with an exotic touch of oxidized sterling silver and a Tahitian pearl drop, whereby the elements of their design link up to form a story that symbolizes their unbreakable bond.